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+ 688 And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
Jaques, Act II, scene vii.
Hamlet (1600–1) William Shakespeare

+ 516 My pride fell with my fortunes. William Shakespeare

+ 431 Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

+ 365 As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. William Shakespeare

+ 328 Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. William Shakespeare

+ 322 Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare

+ 219 A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

+ 275 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare

+ 238 It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

+ 325 All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. William Shakespeare

+ 302 If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? William Shakespeare

+ 320 This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. William Shakespeare

+ 358 If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare

+ 273 Hell is empty and all the devils are here. William Shakespeare

+ 278 Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare

+ 264 The wheel is come full circle. William Shakespeare

+ 282 Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. William Shakespeare

+ 247 Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

+ 244 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

+ 341 The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare

+ 253 When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare

+ 291 Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. William Shakespeare

+ 257 No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

+ 275 What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare

+ 263 This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

+ 259 We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

+ 411 Nobody can deny that to-day this foundation of a worthy existence is in considerable danger. Forces are at work which are attempting to destroy the European inheritance of freedom, tolerance, and human dignity. The danger is characterised as Hitlerism, Militarism, and Communism which, while indicating different conditions, all lead to the subjugation and enslavement of the individual by the State, and bring tolerance and personal liberty to an end ... If we want to resist the powers which threaten to suppress intellectual and individual freedom, we must keep clearly before us what is at stake. Without such freedom there would have been no Shakespeare, no Goethe, no Faraday, no Pasteur, no Lister. There would be no comfortable houses for the people, no railways, no wireless, no protection against epidemics, no cheap books, no culture, no enjoyment of art for all. Only men who are free can create the works which make life worth living. Albert Einstein

+ 253 The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare, As You Like It

+ 268 Never play with the feelings of other, because you may win the game but the risk is that you surely lose the person for a life time. Shakespeare

+ 408 The hardest lesson you will ever learn will be to love yourself. But you can do it. There will always be days when you hate yourself, days when you wish you had never been born. But you are beautiful, and if Shakespeare had met you, you would’ve inspired his 18th sonnet, and if Monet had known you, he would’ve given up painting water lilies and chosen to paint you instead. I know it’s hard to love yourself, but sometimes it’s okay to be a little selfish with your love..Live for the life you always wanted but were too scared to pursue. Live for you. Live for every person who has ever loved you. Live for the fire that burns in your soul, that tells you: keep going, you’re almost there, just a little farther. M.K.

+ 175 Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare

+ 229 Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare

+ 212 For they are yet ear-kissing arguments. William Shakespeare

+ 308 God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! William Shakespeare

+ 250 He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself. William Shakespeare

+ 267 How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. William Shakespeare

+ 229 How use doth breed a habit in a man. William Shakespeare

+ 259 I am not bound to please thee with my answers. William Shakespeare

+ 240 I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'. William Shakespeare

+ 232 I dote on his very absence. William Shakespeare

+ 291 I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. William Shakespeare

+ 212 I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. William Shakespeare

+ 230 If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. William Shakespeare

+ 209 Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word. William Shakespeare

+ 255 In a false quarrel there is no true valour. William Shakespeare

+ 250 In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. William Shakespeare

+ 279 In time we hate that which we often fear. William Shakespeare

+ 231 It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after. William Shakespeare

+ 283 Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. William Shakespeare

+ 273 Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; take honour from me and my life is done. William Shakespeare

+ 260 Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. William Shakespeare

+ 208 Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare

+ 203 Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. William Shakespeare

+ 200 I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. William Shakespeare

+ 260 Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. William Shakespeare

+ 190 Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare

+ 173 Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. William Shakespeare

+ 294 In a thousand words I can have the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and almost all of the Boy Scout Oath. Now exactly what picture were you planning to trade for all that? Roy H. Williams

+ 275 Love me or hate me,
both are in my favour..
If you love me,
I'll always be in your heart,
if you hate me,
I'll always be in your mind.
William Shakespeare

+ 66 Parting is such sweet sorrow. William Shakespeare

+ 71 We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

+ 74 We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

+ 103 So the Synagogue got really fed up with its Rabbi. The Executive Committee met and ne-too-reluctantly, concluded that they'd have to let him go. Trouble was - who'd want to take him - especially if it got out that he'd been fired? So the Executive Committee decided to give him a glowing letter of recommendation. It compared the Rabbi to Shakespeare, Moses and even G-d Himself. The recommendation was so warm that within six weeks the Rabbi succeeded in securing himself a pulpit in a major upwardly-mobile Synagogue 500 miles away, at twice his original salary and with three junior Rabbis working under him. Needless to say, in a couple of months the Rabbi's new employers began to observe some of his imperfections. The President of the Rabbi's new pulpit angrily called the President of the old Synagogue charging "We employed this man mostly on the basis of your recommendation. How could you possibly compare him to Shakespeare, Moses and even G-d Himself, when he can't string together a correct sentence in English, when his knowledge of Hebrew is worse than mine and that on top of everything else, he's a liar, a cheat and an all-round low-life?" "Simple," answered his colleague. "Like Shakespeare he has no Hebrew or Jewish knowledge. Like Moses, he can't speak English, and like G-d Himself - 'Er is nisht kan mentch (He's not a human being!).